Converged Assessment Framework

The CAF is…

  • a Data Collection Tool to collect social & labor data from production facilities
  • a robust verification methodology to verify the accuracy of the data gathered
  • a data hosting & sharing system including the SLCP Gateway and Accredited Hosts

The CAF is not…

  • a scoring or ranking system, certification program or Code of Conduct…

… instead it results in a standard-agnostic verified data set which is compatible with existing scoring systems

Step 1: Data Collection

  • The Data Collection Tool is used to self-assess working conditions
  • It helps a facility understand their data and identify potential improvement opportunities
  • Facility can choose to do a self-assessment (on their own) or joint- assessment (with external support)
  • The Tool is accessed via one of the Accredited Hosts & can be completed online or downloaded and completed off-line
  • Split into three parts: Compliance; Management Systems; Above & Beyond

Step 2: Verification

Step 3: Data Hosting & Sharing

Operations Roll-Out

SLCP is currently available in the following countries / regions:

  • Africa: Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Tunisia
  • Americas: Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, the USA
  • Asia: China, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand
  • Europe: Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey

From July 2020 onward, SLCP will also be available in:

  • Asia: Bangladesh*Indonesia*, Vietnam*

*ILO-BetterWork countries: (full) roll-out possibly not until (end of) 2021.

The phased global roll-out of SLCP will continue in 2021.

10%

DECREASE IN SOCIAL AUDIT COSTS

1000

HOURS SAVED CONDUCTING SOCIAL AUDITS

10%

INCREASE IN $ SPENT ON FACTORY IMPROVEMENTS

10%

INCREASE IN FACTORIES MEETING TOP BRAND STANDARDS